Category Archives: Products

IDEX fingerprint sensor in next generation biometric card

By | April 21, 2017

Oslo, 21 April 2017 – IDEX announced today that their flexible off-chip fingerprint sensor is featured in the Mastercard next generation biometric card. Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX, commented, “We are very pleased to be partnering with a true pioneer in the development of easy  and secure transaction environments for consumers across the world. Our partnership has… Read More »

3 Things to Know About the Mastercard Biometric Card

By | April 20, 2017

Today, Mastercard unveiled the next-generation biometric card. The cardholder dips the card into a retailer’s terminal while placing their finger on the embedded sensor. The fingerprint is verified against the template and – if the biometrics match – the cardholder is successfully authenticated and the transaction can then be approved with the card never leaving the consumer’s hand.… Read More »

WIB, Leader in Innovation Introduces Bankomatiko Contactless Smart Card

By | April 20, 2017

PHILIPSBURG:— The Windward Islands Bank Ltd (WIB) as part of its affiliation with its parent bank Maduro & Curiel’s Bank (MCB), the largest bank in the Dutch Caribbean with a long-standing alliance with MasterCard Worldwide, is proud to announce that it has upgraded its current Bankomatiko Smart Card to a Bankomatiko Contactless Smart Card. The Bankomatiko Contactless Smart… Read More »

NXP Multi-Purpose Solution in Philippines Enables Consumers to Tap Popular beep™ Card for Payment at FamilyMart Stores and Transit Ticketing

By | April 19, 2017

METRO MANILA, Philippines, April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), today announced it will further its collaboration with AF Payments Inc., the company behind the contactless payment cards, beep™ cards in the Philippines, to add micropayment capabilities. The popular cards commonly used for transport ticketing in the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 and… Read More »

Zwipe Unveils New Battery-less Biometric Smart Card At Seamless Asia

By | April 19, 2017

SINGAPORE – 19 April 2017, – Biometric technology company Zwipe will for the first time publicly demonstrate its dual-interface payment card in Singapore, April 19th and 20th, at Seamless Asia. The innovative payments solution is the first of its kind to fully integrate EMV compatible contact and contactless transactions.  Working with existing infrastructure the ISO and EMV compliant… Read More »

HID Global’s Mobility and Latest Smart Card Solutions Help Shape Connected Environments in the Middle East

By | April 17, 2017

Dubai. UAE, April 17, 2017: Organisations across the Middle East are increasingly investing in mobile access control solutions and seeking to upgrade from legacy to the latest smart card technologies in order to create more connected, smart environments. Enabling the use of smartphones and wearables to open doors for greater mobility, and moving to advanced smart card technology… Read More »

USA – Bank of America Reissues Alaska Visa Cards; Customer Data’s Safe, Airline Says

By | April 14, 2017

Bank of America has reissued an undisclosed number of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Visa credit cards as a precaution due to a potential third-party compromise of card information. Alaska Airlines says its systems were not compromised, customer data is not at risk and that the issue is not believed to be significant. Bank of America says cards are… Read More »

Launch of the World’s First Smart Card with Fingerprint Identification

By | April 12, 2017

The world’s first financial smart cards with fingerprint identification function have officially unveiled. Combined with Taiwan ELAN Microelectronic Corporation’s strength in chip design, Jinco Universal’s competence in manufacturing smart card, and KSID (Korea Smart ID)’s energy in system integration, to jointly introduce the South Korea Woori Bank’s brand-new fingerprint financial card. This transnational cooperation creates a new era… Read More »

Rippleshot Uses Big Data Tools to Mitigate Credit Card Fraud

By | April 12, 2017

A company founded by an Indiana University graduate to fight payment-card fraud with data analytics, statistical modeling, and machine learning is now backed by the school’s Innovate Indiana Fund. Part of a $2.6 million investment round, the funding will help Chicago-based Rippleshot launch a new product later this year aimed at stopping criminals from scamming online merchants. The… Read More »

TMD Security’s New Card Protection Plate (CPP) is the Only Defense Against ‘Deep Insert’ Skimming for NCR SelfServ DIP ATMs

By | April 7, 2017

TMD Security announced today the launch of its new Card Protection Plate (CPP) for NCR SelfServ ATMs with DIP card readers. This addition to TMD Security’s CPP portfolio is timely in view of the recent surge in the number of deep insert skimming attacks on ATMs with DIP card readers. CPP is already available for other ATMs and… Read More »

Apple Watch Series 3 Could Feature A SIM-Card Slot

By | April 7, 2017

While the future of smart wearable technology is still to be decided products like the Apple Watch are to be updated later this year. According to those who know, Apple remains confident that its series 2 device met the needs of consumers. However, it’s clear that some additional features are required to make a possible series 3 watch… Read More »

How Inamo’s Surfer CEO Turned Sunglasses, Watches Into Contactless Payment Wearables

By | April 7, 2017

Visa Australia recently introduced WaveShades, an interesting twist on contactless payments technology, with the help of Australian surfer-focused wearable payment startup Inamo and a fellow Aussie company, sunglass maker Local Supply. WaveShades are Local Supply sunglasses with a small Inamo secure payment chip embedded in one arm of the glasses. The sunglasses allow wearers to pay for items… Read More »

Entrust Datacard Introduces the Ultimate Identity Platform

By | April 6, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, today announced the introduction of the company’s ultimate identity platform. The ultimate identity platform combines enhancements in image quality, reliability, durability, modularity, versatility, mobility and security to provide issuers with the ultimate experience in identity issuance. In conjunction with the introduction of the ultimate… Read More »

TMD Security’s new Card Protection Plate (CPP) is the only defense against ‘deep insert’ skimming for NCR SelfServ DIP ATMs

By | April 6, 2017

TMD Security announced today the launch of its new Card Protection Plate (CPP) for NCR SelfServ ATMs with DIP card readers. This addition to TMD Security’s CPP portfolio is timely in view of the recent surge in the number of deep insert skimming attacks on ATMs with DIP card readers. CPP is already available for other ATMs and… Read More »

IDP Announces the Launch the SMART‐51 Series of Plastic Card Printers

By | April 5, 2017

IDP’s new SMART‐51 is the next generation of its mid‐range ID Card Printer platform. The SMART‐51 inherits the most successful and proven elements of the SMART‐50 series – IDP’s longest running ID Card Printer. Enhancements to the SMART‐51 include careful selection of highly reliable parts, the application of a new state‐of‐the art CPU, a user friendly design similar to the SMART‐70,… Read More »

Transatel CEO: Embedded SIM Connectivity is the New WiFi

By | April 5, 2017

France-based Transatel has grown from an MVNO service provider to having a hand in embedded connectivity, IOT and the connected car market by leveraging its experience in SIM management and operator relations in these new sectors. Their domestic market currently accounts for 25% of revenue, mainly through their role as an MVNE for Orange based MVNOs, while 50%… Read More »

Zwipe Presented its Biometric Technology at ICMA Expo

By | April 5, 2017

April 4, 2017 – Zwipe was invited to present and participate in a panel as part of the New Technology Spotlight at this year’s International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) Expo held alongside the Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit. With the theme of this year’s show being “Adapting to the Wave of Change and Technology”, the event drew a diverse crowd… Read More »

Huawei Selects OT’s eSIM To Connect HUAWEI WATCH 2

By | April 4, 2017

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, today announces that Huawei has chosen OT for the worldwide deployment of OT’s DakOTa v4.0, the first eSIM (embedded SIM) compliant with GSMA Phase II standards in their newly launched HUAWEI WATCH 2. With eSIM support, major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) such… Read More »

HID Fargo Connect Brings SaaS to Campus Card Issuance

By | April 4, 2017

Today at the National Association of Campus Card Users meeting, CBORD and HID Global announced a new secure issuance service called HID Fargo Connect. In essence it is a SaaS or outsourced alternative to traditional ID card production. Pulling student data from CBORD’s Odyssey PCS or CS Gold system, the solution prints over the web to Fargo printers… Read More »